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By Craig Shields

ISBN-10: 0615388353

ISBN-13: 9780615388359

"Our civilization's ever-increasing starvation for energy-and its fixation on fossil fuels to supply that energy-is within the means of imploding on itself as our inhabitants grows and its demographics switch. but we are living in a global of tricky realities, the place a chic resolution easily doesn't exist." 2GreenEnergy founder Craig Shields presents a huge survey of the topic, featuring 25 interviews with the widest attainable number of subject material specialists-each selected to supply the reader with an available and fair-minded remedy of a specific factor. The expertise, the economics, and the politics of renewables shape a beautifully complex calculus that should be completely understood if we're to have correct, knowledgeable discussions in this subject-the most crucial problem within the historical past of mankind-the migration to scrub and sustainable strength assets.

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45 And so Sky Fuels is looking for a market. And I think they’ll find it too. These are the kinds of things we do at all kinds of levels of involvement with companies. We license our technologies. And like I said we work in CRADAs with companies, we do work for others where we might have facilities or equipment that would be very expensive to duplicate. But we can put together an agreement in which some of the information that comes out is proprietary and some of the information that comes out is public.

And I think they’ll find it too. These are the kinds of things we do at all kinds of levels of involvement with companies. We license our technologies. And like I said we work in CRADAs with companies, we do work for others where we might have facilities or equipment that would be very expensive to duplicate. But we can put together an agreement in which some of the information that comes out is proprietary and some of the information that comes out is public. Our interests tend to be in the basic science side, so if some basic science is being worked on—if there is some knowledge or discoveries we think has a benefit to all levels, and the company sees some benefit that specifically has to do with their proprietary process, then that makes a nice marriage.

I mean, it’s just constant that you see that. Well, five years ago, oh no. A carbon penalty will cripple the economy. Can’t have such a thing. Now, you still hear that from some people, but 51 most people in business, what you hear is it’s inevitable. We are coping. So there’s been a shift. CS: Yep, I’m with you. Now let me ask you one final question, if I may. Every time I hear about renewable energy, the idea that we need a mix seems to be a foregone conclusion. We have wind in the plains, we have solar thermal in the desert, we’ve got geothermal in the mountains, and all of these things are a good thing and they add up.

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